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Title:Finance Authority, Illinois
Website:Illinois Finance Authority
Contact Name:Chris Meister
Contact Title:Executive Director
Contact Phone:312-651-1300
Contact Comments:


Function:This authority will have all of the financing powers formally held by: Illinois Health Facilities Authority, Illinois Development Finance Authority, Illinois Educational Facilities Authority, Illinois Farm Development Authority, Illinois Rural Bond Bank, Illinois Research Park Authority, State Parks Revenue Bond Commission, and the Illinois Community Development Finance Commission. This is done in order to help finance economic development, manufacturing, environmental projects, health facilities, educational and cultural facilities, local government project and agricultural development.
Term:3 years, and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Qualifications: Persons with recognized ability and experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business management, real estate development, housing, health facilities financing, local government financing, community development, venture finance, construction and labor relations. At any point in time, the Authority must include no fewer than 2 members who have expertise in agribusiness or production agriculture.
Composition:15 members appointed by the Governor
Chair:Appointed by the Governor for 2-year terms
Authority:20 ILCS 3501/801-15

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Beres, Drew7/16/20257/17/2020GovernorMemberCook
Fuentes, James7/15/20244/6/2005GovernorMemberCook
Hobert, William7/15/20246/28/2019GovernorChair, MemberCook
Juracek, Arlene7/18/20258/19/2022GovernorMemberCook
Nava, Roxanne7/17/20236/28/2019GovernorMemberCook
Pawar, Ameya7/15/20247/11/2022GovernorMemberBlank
Poole, Roger7/21/202312/11/2009GovernorMemberSt Clair
Ryan, Timothy7/15/20258/19/2022GovernorMemberMclean
Strautmanis, Michael7/15/20255/1/2022GovernorMemberCook
Sutton, Lynn7/16/20243/20/2023GovernorMemberCook
Watson, Jennifer7/15/202210/4/2021GovernorMemberNone
Wexler, J. Randal7/21/20236/28/2019GovernorMemberCook
Zeller, Brad7/17/20242/28/2005GovernorMemberMorgan